Thursday, November 26, 2015

Wayne Doll

1 NHL Game

December 23, 1967 Boston Bruins vs New York Rangers. 4-0 win.

   In the days before the NHL draft, prospects were signed as young teenagers. Wayne Doll was scouted and signed by the Boston Bruins at an early age and assigned to their Western Canadian junior development team, the Estevan Bruins. He was named SJHL Rookie of the year in 1965 and was a two-time SJHL 1st team All-Star with Estevan, a small Saskatchewan community. 

   December, 1967 the Boston Bruins ran into some goaltending troubles when they lost both their net minders in a two day period. Eddie Johnston broke a bone in hand during practise and the next day Cherry Cheevers was injured in a game against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Bruins recalled Andre Gill from their AHL team and dug deep into their system to recall Wayne Doll from the EHL's Long Island Ducks to dress as Gill's backup. Although unconfirmed, it is possible that Doll served as Gill's backup for up to four NHL games and remained with the club until late December. 

   Doll was selected in the 1972 WHA draft but never played in the league. 

Career stats from
Born Apr 7 1945 -- Dodsland, SASK 
Height 5.10 -- Weight 170
RS ScoringRS Goalie StatsPO Scoring
1963-64Estevan BruinsSJHL5900183003.1015540.895
1964-65Minneapolis BruinsCPHL100---
1965-66Oklahoma City BlazersCPHL100472002.55250.926---
1965-66Knoxville KnightsEHL3900
1966-67Knoxville KnightsEHL6300241003.83
1967-68Knoxville KnightsEHL000---
1967-68Long Island DucksEHL000300
1968-69New Haven BladesEHL60036019003.17420---
1969-70Long Island DucksEHL7200---
1970-71Long Island DucksEHL1500---
1971-72Yorkton TerriersPrHL4100163023.97
1973-74Cranbrook RoyalsWIHL000
1974-75Cranbrook RoyalsWIHL000
1975-76Cranbrook RoyalsWIHL000

Lewiston Evening Journal. Dec 22, 1967.

1 comment:

  1. True,he was backup to Andre Gill 12/23/67 vs Rangers at old MSG. I have both names entered into my program (still have it!). Don't know about any other games but likely as both Johnston and Cheevers were out with injuries or flu.